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    Hi,

    After buying a 1.9 Diesel Vectra 2005, (I think it's the SXI CDTI version or something?) ...

    Anyways, the car is great - its done 93,000 miles, and seems to have had 3 services ...

    I'm about to embark on a 4000 mile drive round trip across Europe, and wondered if I should get it serviced beforehand ... the only reason I ask, is it was serviced 01/09 ... so in theory it's just had a service ...

    I mean, I know the answer (I should get it checked over before I go), but after reading a number of threads on here, it seems this thing can drive forever between service intervals, and seems to need little major services (touch wood).

    I'm also a little concerned, as I'm in Poland (very long story), so would need to get it serviced here (Opel dealer).

    OK - thoughts greatly appreciated, and any ideas too.

    Kindest Regards,

    Mat

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    The fact its done 93,000 and only had 3 services would worry me, someone with knowledge of the CDTi will come along and give you better advice.

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    You can never change the oil too often mate - the only way you can guarantee it's been done properly is to do it yourself or watch it being done. Oil, all the filters, make sure tracking and tryes are up to scratch and it'll coast the 4000 miles...

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    Documents & copies of, ie passport & visas if required, maps, checklist, phone numbers ice, should you be taking goods have a list of these, start it now & check prior to leaving. Poland should be ok with Opel, petrol this way so unable to help. I have done trips across Europe & would suggest the usual things. Essential things required as read, triangle etc. Good spare, few bulbs, fuel can, litre of oil some duck tape any thing to keep you going to get off the motorway type of thing. Maybe the other guys could add to the list regarding a Diesel. Have a great trip & keep us up to date. hth ..........

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    Thanks boys,

    Appreciate the advice + help.

    What would a service cost for Vectra C SXI CDTi model?

    Thanks again

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    4 year old Vectra 1.9 CDTI with 3 services up to 93K miles
    Could you give us a break down of when those 3 services were done
    Also do you know on what date the car was first registered

    Check to see if the car is on ECO Flex servicing
    With the ignition key out, press the mileometer button, and see if a range to next service appears
    If nothing happens then the car is on standard servicing

    Assuming the car was serviced correctly; 20K, 40K, 60K miles; this suggests either one service was performed at the wrong interval or the most recent is overdue

    I would recommend cutting the service interval to 10K miles
    You could also downgrade the oil to 10W-40 oil or continue to use 5W-30 oil
    If there are receipts for the previous services, check to see what oil has been used

    Finally, given the trip is going to be extensive I would recommend having the car serviced
    Phone around a few dealerships, the servicing should be fixed at £150, but ask to see what is included and what is excluded
    A brake fluid renewal would probably be recommended, cost you about an extra £50
    Also, visually check the front and rear pads
    Originals last about 40K miles

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